RG3 Is Being Drafted Too High
. By Brandon Berg . Robert Griffin III is a dynamic player. He can run, pass and win. At the college level anyways. . He has drawn much comparison to Michael Vick, except for running a little less and with a better arm. There were multiple scouts who coveted RGIII more than the actual top pick Andrew Luck. . However, according to fantasyfootballcalculator.com, RGIII is the 12th QB taken off the board in 10 and 12 team redraft leagues. . Just so we’re clear, he is being drafted as a starting fantasy football QB on most teams in leagues that go 12 teams or deeper. Some of you may as why that is; great question. . Upon the season in which we saw rookies Andy Dalton and Cam Newton (specifically) have great seasons; owners are enamored with hoping to find the next guy to do so. I hate to break it to you, but don’t count on it happening again this year. . The biggest problem most owners face with drafting RGIII so early is that they’re trying to catch Cam Newton in a bottle, which just won’t happen. Newton had a better running game with Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams and had a better receiving corps with Steve Smith and a couple nice check down options in Greg Olsen and Jeremy Shockey. . RGII does have some nice options, yes, but no number one receiver. Newly acquired Pierre Garcon is a great number two receiver and Santana Moss is past his prime. Fred Davis is a great underneath option, but that only gets you so far. . I don’t like Griffin’s arm as much as Newton and he isn’t going to run for the 700+ yards that Newton did last year. I would guess closer to 400 yards and won’t find the end zone near as much. . Griffin is going to be a solid QB in this league and maybe one day a very stable first QB option in fantasy leagues, but he isn’t the same type of impact player Newton was. Griffin is going to take time to develop. . That said, I still believe Griffin can a solid backup QB for you, just don’t overpay for him and count on him starting for you this year even though the rushing yards presents a nice upside. If anything, trade for him if he gets off to a slow start. I would rather have Big Ben with an improved offensive line or Jay Cutler with a revamped receiving staff, both of which are consistently being drafted behind Griffin. . You can follow me on Twitter @fantasyguidelin .
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